Tents - 14 Ack Ack Command

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Media
JPG imageJPG image
Title
Tents - 14 Ack Ack Command
Author
Alfred P. Maurice
Date
1944/1945
Type
Image; StillImage
Key Words
Alfred P. Maurice,New Guinea,South Pacific,Tent Life/New Guinea,WWII
Description
WWII-Tent Life/New Guinea.
Charcoal or black pencil drawing of tents on platforms with the sides of the tents rolled showing the cots inside, labeled, "Tents-14 Ack Ack Command."
Maurice explained that Ack Ack is an abbreviation for Anti-Aircraft. The platforms of the tents were spaced a fixed distance apart. The side flaps of two tents would be lifted up and tied together to make a continuous roof and create a dryer corridor between them. The laundry had to be kept off the floor because the rats would be attracted to them. There were no carnivores on New Guinea and the ships that came in carried Norway rats. Huge rats; the size of a cat or larger, infested the island killing the some of the natural animal life.
Maurice.1705.
Rights
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Identifier
1000
Coverage
Lae (Papua New Guinea)